Tony, Chef, me and about 10 other people had followed the fight all the way and where now jammed in the front door wide eyed and expectant jostling for a view of the final round. To this point at least 12 right crosses, 2 upper cuts and a nose bite had been delivered as the… Read More Little Maggie’s Gambas on Rye
The middle of October on the North Coast is an unforgiving place to be, the drizzle is constant, the wind is barbaric and the buzz of the season is gone. The tourists and their sun-screen have long since departed reducing the town to its raw exposed parts – quiet bars and lonely streets, even the… Read More Thai Yellow fish with BBQ Shrimp…not a Reuben
I’m a card carrying, little red-book waving, fully paid up member of the Fish-Finger Sandwich Club – I’m a proud member and I’m running for president. Now…when I say Fish Finger Sandwich I do not mean the frozen Captain Birdseye crappola with limb pan loaf…oooooh no…I mean the mighty, mighty ‘Prawn Po Boy’. Typically found… Read More Parmesan crusted Prawn Po Boys
The first time I was in a Chinese take-a-way as an adult (I still can’t reconcile that word with myself…) I was in my early 20’s and at University in Belfast. My Academic contemporaries and I had spent the evening discussing the finer points of Shakespearean soliloquies over long-drawn coffees and French cigarettes…..wait….no..that’s not right…..no,… Read More Prawn fried rice…and a story……..
One from the archives here but one I return to again and again and again – two reasons 1. they’re ridiculously delicious and 2. there’s a bit of theatre and drama involved in the cooking. Doing pot stickers is a crackin’ party piece especially if you’re lucky enough to have a hob that people… Read More Pot Stickers